good editing and some good music. no redeeming characters or songs that’ll prove timeless (like my fair lady, music man, and mary poppins had). the acting was good only because it was big stars doing it. stage actors would have done better, but wouldn’t have gotten oscar nods. in the end it was an oscar production…a period piece (though modernish), an inoffensive musical with costumes and a big time cast. it is what it is.